17. October 2012 · Comments Off on Orchestra News & More · Categories: News

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and its musicians agreed to a new contract Tuesday to end a weekslong lockout and clear the way for the resumption of concerts.

Complete Indianapolis Story

After months of contract negotiations with the managements of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera, the musicians of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization have authorized a strike.

Seattle Symphony & Opera Story

Management of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday said it has delivered a “voting offer” to its musicians, in search of a resolution of their contract dispute. If the union does not accept the terms by 6 p.m. Sunday, management said it will lock out the musicians and cancel concerts through Nov. 4.

SPCO Story

The Minnesota Orchestra musicians may be locked out, but they certainly are not silenced.

The group practiced today in St. Paul as they gear up for a concert on Thursday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It would have been opening night for their concert season.

The musicians have been locked out since October, 1 after they and the Minnesota Orchestral Association could not come to a contract agreement.

Minnesota Orchestra Story

The Banff Centre says its residencies for classical musicians are safe, despite a letter that has been circulating from its outgoing co-artistic director of music, uninviting classical musicians for future residencies and expressing concern about the future of the program.

“We are 100 per cent committed to classical music,” said Banff Centre president Jeff Melanson, when reached in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday. “This is not about killing classical music.”

Banff Story

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